c compiler?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by eng.chick, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. eng.chick macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2007
    ok just bought my first mac today so sorry if my question is dumb. do you know where i can download c compiler for mac? i downloaded MinGW ..it instas the package but i don't know how should i run it..
    any other program for c compiler?
    thnx again
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    "xcode" is on the Tiger install DVD. It does not get loaded by default but you can find it on the disk.

    You can also get "xcode" from apple.com. The one there is newer then the on on the DVD but either way software update will get you up to date.

    "Xcode" is Apples development system and it includes the C, C++ and Objective C compilers which s really just gcc

    Both "Fink" and "Mac Ports" have gcc also

    Xcode is a point and click development system but you can also run gcc from the terminal. I mostly use the terminal.
  3. stupidregister macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2007
    MinGW is a port of the GNU tools to Windows.
  4. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    OS X also has the C compiler gcc built in. It is command line only but it is there and works.

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